Fellowships

CRLA now accepting application for 2018/2019 Fellowships

Fellowships with CRLA provide law students and recent law graduates an invaluable and rewarding opportunity to develop legal expertise and professional networks in the areas of housing, employment, environmental justice, education, health, or civil rights.

CRLA is proud to have offered fellowship positions to law students and recent law graduates for many years. We have hosted Skadden, Equal Justice Works, Berkeley Law Foundation, and Dan Bradley fellows, among others. Past fellows have impacted CRLA's development as a legal services organization and provided crucial assistance to our clients.

To begin the process of becoming a fellow with CRLA, you should start to identify fellowships available to you, projects that you are interested in, and the CRLA office where you wish to work. Then you should contact CRLA, as mentioned below. Fellows may apply to work at any of CRLA's offices, and CRLA will work with fellow applicants to match your interests with our local needs. If chosen, CRLA will work closely with you during your application process to match your interests with the needs of our offices and with the requirements of the funder. CRLA does not provide fellowship funding. We work with you to win funding from another source, such as a foundation or your law school's own programs.

Your fellowship experience will depend on your professional background and the project with which you are matched. Fellows work closely with the Directing Attorney of a local office, receiving training and mentoring from an experienced and dedicated legal services attorney. Fellows undertake substantial legal work on CRLA cases, and may participate in community outreach, community education, and other related activities. Post graduate fellows frequently manage their own legal projects, together with CRLA advocates and staff.

For more information on how you become a CRLA legal fellow, download our current prospectus. If you have further questions contact Jeff Ponting at JPonting@crla.org and Ray Manzo at RManzo@crla.org.

 


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